Blair Kinghorn

Blair Simon Kinghorn (born 18 January 1997) is a Scottish international rugby union player who plays for Scottish-based Edinburgh Rugby in the Guinness Pro14.[2]

Blair Kinghorn
Birth nameBlair Simon Kinghorn
Date of birth (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb)[1]
SchoolEdinburgh Academy
Rugby union career
Position(s) Stand-off/Fullback/Wing
Youth Career
Currie RFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015– Edinburgh Rugby 64 (135)
Correct as of 1 September 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015
2015
2019-
Scotland U18
Scotland U20
Scotland
5
5
15
(28)
(22)
(48)
Correct as of 17 September 2019

Edinburgh

Edinburgh signed the Scotland youth cap Blair Kinghorn on a full professional two-year contract straight from Edinburgh Academy.[3]

He made his professional debut, off the bench, in the 70th minute of Edinburgh round five 2015–16 Guinness PRO12 match against Zebre. For the last play of the game, a penalty attempt from inside Zebre's half, he was called on to take the kick, just slotting it short by inches.

Youth

Kinghorn has represented Edinburgh at under-17, under-18 and under-20 level and Scotland at under-18 and under-20 level.

Kinghorn was a National Youth League Cup winner with Currie at under-16 level and formerly a member of Heart of Midlothian’s Youth Academy.

He said: "When I was younger, football was my main interest, then I started to play rugby at school. Some of my mates went to play for Currie so I went along with them, then things escalated at under-16 level. I began playing for the school first XV and since then it’s been my goal to play professionally.[4]

International

In January 2018 he was called up to the senior Scotland squad for the 2018 Six Nations Championship.[5]

He went on to make his debut at Murrayfield in a 25-13 win against England.[6]

He then went on to earn his first international start, on the wing, in a 28-8 loss to Ireland. He scored Scotland's only try of the match. He played in all three matches during his first tour with Scotland - to the Americas in the summer of 2018 - scoring tries against the USA and Argentina.

In Scotland's 2019 campaign he scored three tries in their first match against Italy. [7]

Kinghorn was selected in the 31 man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. [8]

References

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.